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Job: Social Worker – Child And Family Team
Job Ref: RE-1155
Salary: £34,728.00 - To: £39,880.00
Job Scale: 8
Job Hours: 37
Location: Unit 5, Triangle Business Park, Pentrebach
Job summary

The post of Social Worker in the Child and Family Team, Children’s Services completes a number of functions and statutory duties, to include; child protection and safeguarding in line with the Children Act (1989) and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) 2014 Act.

The social worker will co-produce proportionate assessments and Care and Support Plans with families and partner agencies, produce court reports and undertake placement of children for Adoption. The social worker will hold a case load supporting children in need of Care and Support, children whose names are on the Child Protection register and Children Looked after.

The post holder will pursue enquiries with regard to allegations of child abuse (Children Act 1989 Section 47) and follow Cwm Taf Safeguarding procedures and the All Wales Child Protection procedures.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rebecca Loxton or Michelle Jayne on 01685 725000.

All new applicants are required to complete a 10 hour online Welsh Work Course. You will need to complete parts 1 and 2 of the course and must be able to evidence this prior to starting work with the Authority. For further information on how to complete this course please visit:

Application forms can be completed online at

If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725199 and are to be returned no later than 19/08/2022 to HR Administration, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN.


Ability to speak Welsh is desirable

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council encourages applications from Welsh speakers. Application forms may be submitted in Welsh and any applications completed in Welsh will not be treated any less favourably than those submitted in English.

If you are successfully shortlisted for interview please contact to let us know if you would like your interview to be conducted through the medium of Welsh.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed to protecting and safeguarding the most vulnerable people in our community. Rigorous pre-employment checks are undertaken for all appointments as part of our recruitment and selection process.

All employees are required to comply with their individual and organisational responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, the Information Security Policy and relevant supporting operational policies. Any matters of a confidential nature must not be disclosed or passed to any unauthorised persons or third party under any circumstance either during or after employment except in the proper course of your employment or as required by law, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council or both. Any breach of confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.